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Friday, August 22, 2008

Wireless Power Transmission Becoming Viable? - Ozymandias

Wireless Power Transmission Becoming Viable? - Ozymandias
Seems like this will eventually be valid technology. In a few decades. Not the amount of power transmission, but a 25% loss is monstrously huge, even in such small amounts. Granted, that's assuming that our current electrical generating capacity doesn't increase greatly with the addition of coal and nuclear power plants to a level where such losses and waste is more than acceptable. But today, where the only new options seem to be creating wind and solar capacity where 35 square miles adds less than a quarter the generating capacity of a conventional power plant at a fraction of the cost efficiency, it is an important consideration.

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